Brazillian Grape Tree
Hardy to Zone 8, or 24 F
cauliflora, Myciara jaboticaba,Myciara tenella, Myciara trunciflora -
(Mồng Quân, Hồng Quân)
This South-American fruit tree is also prized as a landscape tree for its nice shape and bi-color bark. Also used to make bonsai, thanks to its dense branches and small leaves. Beautiful white flowers appear on trunk and branches, followed by round purple fruits that are juicy and delicious. The plant may fruit up to five times per year. Fresh fruit is delicious eaten out-of-hand and can be made into jellies, jams and wine.
Jaboticaba trees are cold-hardy to 24 F , and can be grown in the ground in California, Florida, Texas ... In colder areas, they will need winter protection, or bringing inside. In North America, the tree grows to 10 to 12 feet high at maturity. Jaboticaba will take full sun or some shade and are small enough fit into many parts of the garden landscape. They are fairly wind tolerant . It has grown and borne well on sand in Central Florida.
Jaboticaba plants starts to bear fruits at 6 to 10 years old. One single plant is capable of bearing fruits, but multiple plants in one location will yield more fruits thanks to cross-pollination.
More details and photos here : http://www.kuriositas.com/2010/04/jabuticaba-tree-that-fruits-on-its.html
Small plant -in 4-5" pot, 0.5 ft high, 1-yr old - $20.00
Medium plant -in 5-6" pot, 1ft high, 2-yr old - $40.00
Big plant -in 7-8" pot, 1 - 2 ft high, well-branched, 3-yr old - $60.00